Local News 14th June 2017

Man guilty of a string of offences.

14 June 2017

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Mildura Magistrate's Court has seen a 42-year-old man fined $2,500 and placed on a good behaviour bond with an order to complete the Men's Behaviour Change program.

The man had driven from Melbourne to Heron Court in Mildura, looking for the victim, who he had previously been in a relationship with.

The court heard how the man forced his way past a locked door, and dragged the victim to his car by her hair.

Police intercepted the man, and he was arrested and found guilty on a string of offences, including common assault and trespass.


Victorian Police have detected over 8000 traffic offenses and more than 800 crime offences over the four days of Operation Regal.

More than 3,000 motorists were caught speeding and some 400 were fined for using their mobile phones while behind the wheel.

One in every 15 drivers tested returned positive results for drugs, while 245 motorists were caught drink driving.

Road Policing Command Acting Assistant Commissioner, Debra Robertson, says that she's not sure what it will take for motorists to heed the warnings.


Mildura, Mallee and Wimmera patients will now be able to claim online conferencing for psychological services under Medicare.

The move is part of a $9m effort to bridge services between the city and the country.

The rebate will take effect on Wednesday November 1st, and will cut down on travel costs, inconvenience, plus, time expense regional residents feel when trying to find psychological help.

Member for Mallee, Andrew Broad, says the rebate will make sure locals are taken care of.

The State Government has announced a 20 million dollar funding boost to help keep Victorian hospital staff safe.

This initiative may see Mildura Base Hospital receive a boost in security, with the funds being used to help protect staff from aggressive or violent patients.


Youths with multicultural backgrounds are being encouraged to apply to become a member of the Multicultural Youth Network.

The MYN aims to represent the diversity of Victoria's youth and will be chaired by the VMC Youth Commissioner, with support from the Minister for Youth Affairs.

The Network has a clear focus on providing avenues for enhancing youth participation and engagement as a part of the Andrews Labour Government's Youth Policy: Building Stronger Youth Engagement in Victoria.

Up to 20 people will be selected, with recruitment closing next month. 


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